Second institute in Asia to offer a category “A” certificate by the German Chamber of commerce
Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) recently introduced an Automobile Mechatronics course which is considered as the most recognised course in its category in Asia. This 3 year diploma in Automobile Mechatronics is accredited by the German Chamber of Commerce. This assures that the course offered by DIMO is precise to the course conducted in Germany, including the course content, practicals, class rooms, laboratories, workshops and equipment. Furthermore lecturers are trained and qualified according to the German Trainer qualification system.
The awareness session was held recently at DIMO 800 – DIMO’s new Mercedes-Benz centre of excellence, with the participation of students, their parents and the Senior Management of DIMO. Mr.Andreas Hergenroether (Delegate of German Industry and Commerce, Sri Lanka) educated participants on the German VET system and the role of the German Chamber of Commerce worldwide. Mr. Hergenroether elaborated on the uniqueness and the recognition DATS has received to conduct this course in Sri Lanka. Mr. Ranjith Pandithage Chairman & Managing Director – DIMO addressed the audience on the future prospects of vocational training in Sri Lanka, and how best to maximize opportunities. Mr. Jobst Ferber, General Manager Technical Competency Development of DIMO,further elaborated on the accredited program and the recognition it receives worldwide.
Mr. Vimukthi Randeny, Assistant Manager, DIMO Academy for Technical Skills (DATS) for made a detailed presentation on the 3 year Diploma, while Mr.Viraj Mendis -Chief Manager Head of Credit Operations – HNB, introduced potential financing options and loan schemes available for the students who are following this course. The attendees were taken on a tour to the state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Workshop, where they were able to experience DIMO’s dedication to maintaining a world class standard in aftersales service.
Automobile Mechatronics is one of the most in-demand avenues in modern engineering. An individual qualified in Automobile Mechatronics has the opportunity to work overseas with leading automobile manufacturers and franchises.
The course content assures that the individuals’ skills are moulded and enhanced to match needs of the modern automobile industry. Receiving such an accreditation requires extensive audits by German Authorities, and thus makes DIMO Academy for Technical Skills (DATS) only the second institute in Asia to offer a category “A” certificate by the German Chamber of commerce.
In 1990, DATS was established in Colombo in collaboration with Daimler AG. The school became the first and largest one of its kind in the private sector to offer an automotive technological education as a social service to Sri Lanka. Over 400 students have since graduated and are pursuing successful careers in the Automobile industry worldwide. In 2010, in celebration of its 20th anniversary, DATS introduced its courses to Jaffna at the new branch established in the liberated war torn area.